Frand/SEPS

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold

Nokia, Philips and Fractus are among the patent owners with active cases targeting major Chinese companies

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold
Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm back a new model for video licensing
19 May 2020

Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm back a new model for video licensing

The MPEG-5 EVC standard, developed by the trio alongside Divideon, is constructed on base tools chosen for low IP risk. Features built on top can be switched on or off at will to avoid licensing hang-ups

IP is here to stay, but everything is going to change
16 May 2020

IP is here to stay, but everything is going to change

As IAM celebrates its 100th issue, a look back at how it all began, a fast forward to the future and a massive thank-you

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14 May 2020

Huawei's push into auto will put it at centre of licensing discussions in China

The Shenzhen-based telecommunications firm unveiled an alliance with nearly all of China's top automakers aimed at getting 5G into vehicles Read more

11 May 2020

Sisvel wins closely watched German FRAND case

A Supreme Court decision issued last week in favour of the licensing firm could make patent hold-out a far less attractive option Read more

11 May 2020

Chinese industry group asks for competition probe of Sharp

Group wants anti-monopoly watchdog to investigate the Hon Hai affiliate's licensing practices Read more

8 May 2020

How patent landscaping tools can enable HEVC patent royalty negotiations

Use of analytics can go a long way to relieving uncertainty around royalty stacks, but a case study covering audio-video codec reveals some blind spots Read more

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25 Apr 2020

SEP owners face a moment of maximum danger

Mobile devices will play a major role in the recovery from the covid-19 crisis - and that means how much they cost is going to come firmly under the microscope Read more

22 Apr 2020

Let’s be thankful for a billion miles of IP

The amazing technologies that power the internet have kept us connected as the covid-19 pandemic has raged. This connectivity is down to the investments and contributions made by patent owners Read more

15 Apr 2020

From the archive – the motor industry and IP

Over the years, IAM has looked at the rapidly changing auto patent landscape from a variety of angles, as this latest dip into our back catalogue demonstrates Read more

2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

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5 May 2020

Current downturn helped get Huawei deal over the line, says InterDigital CEO

Despite growing concerns over the global economy, Bill Merritt insists that “the pace of negotiations is as good as it’s ever been” Read more

30 Apr 2020

Qualcomm weathers challenging conditions with new Oppo and Vivo deals

No sign yet of licensing agreement with Huawei despite the Chinese telco's recent settlement with InterDigital ending litigation between the pair Read more

30 Apr 2020

SEP holders are under no obligation to license to all under EU law

Why FRAND commitments do not mean that patent owners must do deals with everyone in the production chain Read more

28 Apr 2020

Sources: Key Unwired Planet v Huawei SEP case has not settled

Contrary to reports circulating yesterday, parties have not reached an agreement and are waiting on the UK Supreme Court’s much-anticipated ruling Read more

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4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

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